African Forest Lodge in Kereita Forest.
Distance from Nairobi About 65km
Meeting Point: Hilton Hotel Area
Meeting Time: 6:30AM.
Departure Time: 7:00PM.
On arrival, we will commence with Introductions and Team Building.
We will then proceed with the awesome Zip Lining Challenge.
The Zip Lining Cost is covered in the Package.
Afterwards, we will start our wonderful hike all the way down to the beautiful caves and waterfalls.
Hike Starting Point: The African Forest Lodge.
Ending point: The African Forest Lodge.
Walking Duration: 5 hours
Terrain: Animal trails through the indigenous Forest.
The Kereita Forest at the southern-most end of the Aberdares range has interesting hiking trails and natural features like the Kereita Cave and Waterfall. One of these trails, the Carbacid trail, leads to Kereita Waterfall on Gatamaiyu River, and the adjacent cave that is home to a small bat colony.
The walk through Kereita Forest starts at the Carbacid Forest Gate. This general area sits on top of an underground natural CO2 reservoir currently mined by Carbacid Ltd for industrial and commercial usage.
During the first hour, the hike goes through an exotic forest interspersed with large open clearings created by the controversial Shamba System.
As you get further into the forest and descend into the first river valley, the clearings give way to the indigenous forest. The undergrowth gets thicker, more interesting, and varied. Giant ferns and climbers abound, competing for the meager light filtering though old gnarled mammoth trees that stand tall and proud. The jungle comes to life with the calls of various monkey and bird species. The trail is hardly discernible due to infrequent visitors to this part of the forest. Most of trail here follows animal trails going in the general direction of the waterfall.
After walking up and down two steep river valleys for about two hours, the trail passes by the Elephant Pool, a large natural water body where elephants come to frolic. A further one hour walk finally brings you to Kereita Waterfall on Gatamaiyu River, dropping 60ft to the stream below. To the right side of the waterfall is a cave with a small bat population.
The return path retraces part of the trail out of the valley to the top of a ridge, before veering off on a northbound trail into a bamboo forest. This path climbs to the highest point of the hike, a clearing with excellent views of Elephant Hill, Nairobi and Mt Longonot. This location is ideal for camping point, with excellent views of the night sky, and Nairobi and Thika lights.
The whole round trip takes about 5 hours.
CHARGES: Per Person
Residents – Kshs. 3,500.00
Non Residents Kshs. 5,500
Transport to the African Forest and back to Nairobi.
Hiking and Guide Fees (Two Armed Forest Guide).
Half Litre Mineral Water and Glucose.
Lunch / Snacks.
Buffet Lunch at the African Forest Lodge: KSH. 800 Per Person.
Tea, Samosa and Sausage: KSH. 300 Per Person.
Other items not mentioned.
Footwear: Hiking or Walking Shoes and Wool Socks.
Sun protection: Sunscreen, Lip balm, Sunglasses and a Hat.
Warm Clothes for the Morning and Evening Hours
Clothing: Long – Sleeve Shirt or T-shirt.
Long Cargo Pants / Trousers
Hat / Cap and Balaclava
1. ID or Passport
2. Enough Drinking Water
3. Packed Lunch/Snacks
4. Good Bag to carry your personal items on the Back.
all these can be organized at the Venue……..
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